james79, 09 Nov 2014Here's an example - what use would lollipop be on a 3 year old Sony Ericsson Arc or Arc S? It'... moreProbably (will say for sure once Mike announces if he will make a port of CM12 for that phone -- which is already working better than ever with CM11/KitKat).
However here's another example:
Why not upgrade a 2 year old device like Nexus 4? (I know Google WILL update it, the point is why wouldn't it?)
It's still better than most mid-range devices one could come up with.
As always it's not a black and white question, there are phones which will eventually come to the end of their (natural) service life -- then there are others which are forced to meet that end before their time. Think of Galaxy S3 (International version) or the Xperia SP.
PS: Not everyone needs to run those 1GB of RAM apps. The point is to allow those who don't have that need to keep using those perfectly usable phones in a safe manner (read with the much needed security updates which always arrive late of most of stock Android ROMs). -- Of-course those that do have those requirements should update their devices like always. It's not a judgment of their needs, rather a judgment of the rational that comes from not allowing those devices to be reused (by someone else) until their true end of service life.
G3 needs many fix before upgrade... battery is a shit with that res.
Anonym, 09 Nov 2014*Want* is the right word (do note the difference between *want* and *need*), but you are being... moreHere's an example - what use would lollipop be on a 3 year old Sony Ericsson Arc or Arc S? It's hardware just isn't good enough anymore and many apps require 1gb ram minimum - so no point in updating that.
"NEW UI Desing" nope its same as on the leaks. statusbar and task manager changed a bit. Otherwise there is NOT A SINGLE difference from Kitkat. UI is total mess. I will not update, i'll rather stay with G3 Tweaksbox than getting a 5.0 update like this. Bring all Android L elements or not send and update whichone messed with KitKat and looks like kid painting.
TomyLEE, 09 Nov 2014We will see how bugy it will be :)You can nake this comment whenever you see a company update their phone，including your favorite brand.^ o ^
Hehe LG needs a bugfix soon, there´s a reason why google has a delay to roll out L for own devices...
james79, 09 Nov 20145 years - don't be daft. Most people want a new phone after 2 years. If you'd bother to read the post to the end you'd see why YOUR comment is irrelevant.
Besides, if they are not willing to do it, at least release full drivers and specs to the community (like CyanogenMod) so they don't have to hack things up which takes ages where the could just use the data from vendor and support their phones without any pressure on their staff. Just look how many phones aren't supported by 3rd party because vendors refuse to give them drivers for hardware inside...
WTF!? How do they release it so quickly? It must be buggy as hell!
Even though I have a note 4, I think this is good news. Well done LG, releasing an update so quickly will put pressure on other oem's to do the same.
may, 09 Nov 2014Exactly !!!! .... Feeling cheated for the nexus branding....:(oh wait I thought you bought Nexus devices for "stock blazing fast" google stock experience.
RejZoR, 09 Nov 2014It should be strictly mandatory for flagship models to receive OS updates for 5 years without ... moreyou know updates shouldn't depend on the age of the device but rather the power of the hardware and the driver support of the SoC from the manufacturer! and yeah 5 years is pushing it too much :/
james79, 09 Nov 20145 years - don't be daft. Most people want a new phone after 2 years. *Want* is the right word (do note the difference between *want* and *need*), but you are being very narrow minded. They may *want* a new phone, but their old phone could still be used by someone else (either a friend/family or simple resold as a second hand object).
It's a perfect way of recycling. But of-course the companies that make and sell new phones don't want you to do this... instead they want you to get that friend or family a new crap phone which isn't in any way better than the 2 year old flagship you were dying to replace.
No matter how you look at this we all get screwed.
We get screwed as the purchasers, because the value and usability of the phone decreases even more dramatically than it should.
We also get screwed as an habitant of this planet, because finite resources are being wasted to produce disposable crap (more waste) and feed this greedy consumerism system (where things are artificially made to last less than they could so than you buy new stuff and reset the cycle), when we really should have been producing things that were either more long lasting or easier to recycle.
may, 09 Nov 2014Exactly !!!! .... Feeling cheated for the nexus branding....:(Some like oem's UI，so this is a great news to update so fast.